Letter: ENA NS 43.4

Letter ENA NS 43.4


Input date

In PGP since 2017


Recto: Letter from an unknown writer, in Jerusalem, to Moshe Zussman, in Cairo. In Hebrew. Dating: 1566 CE or not long after. The letter concerns the inheritance of Moshe's mother Rachel, who died in early 5327 AM (1566/67 CE). It seems the writer is responsible for disposing of Rachel's estate. He tells Moshe what he will send him to Egypt with two men, one of whom is Yehuda Masʿūd. He also reports on what he has spent in Jerusalem to repay the debts of Rachel. There are quite a few Yiddish letters from Rachel to her son Moshe preserved in the Geniza; see tag. Verso: Book list.

ENA NS 43.4 1




ENA NS 43.4 2

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